Don Hughes joined Colony Brands, Inc. in January 2009 as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He currently has full responsibility for management of the Financial Department, IT Department, Quality Assurance, Security and Maintenance.
Prior to joining the company, Hughes began his career at Arthur Andersen in Milwaukee for three years. He joined Lands’ End in Dodgeville in 1987 as a senior staff accountant. He was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2000, positions he held until he left the company in 2004. Hughes was one of the founders of Fair Indigo, a new “fair trade” women’s apparel and accessories company. He was the Chief Operating Officer when he left the company in November of 2008.
Hughes has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a CPA. He is a former Chairman of the UW-Whitewater Foundation Board and was previously the chairman of the audit committee and a board member for a public company in Seattle called Celebrate Express.